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Tahm Kench Build Guides, Runes and Items

Tahm Kench The River King

Find the best Tahm Kench build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Tahm Kench build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Tahm Kench's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[1.14] [TOP] [OTP] ULTIMATE TAHM KENCH GUIDE

Guide by Chief Kench updated July 12, 2021
  • In-depth
9.4
16
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.19] Tahm Kench Top-lane | Simple D1 Guide [OTP]

Guide by Spicy McFeast updated September 30, 2021
9.2
123
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11
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tanky Tahm Jungle

Guide by xDopii updated April 22, 2021
8.2
9
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1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.15] Omnistone and the River King

Guide by Bardificer updated August 3, 2021
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[10.22] A Diamond Idiots short guide to Tahm Kench Top.

Guide by Rank_1_Idiot updated March 13, 2021
7.9
10
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench, Linguadas Leves

Guide by Borusky updated January 21, 2021
7.7
80
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Carry As AP TAHM KENCH! | OP | v11.13 | TOP / SUPPORT

Guide by Rep Sup For KS updated June 24, 2021
7.7
358
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.9] Crazy Tahm Kench TOP LANE TANK AD 67% WIN RATE!!!

Guide by LastLee updated May 2, 2021
7.3
5
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TOP - TANK - KENCH [v11.14]

Guide by Kexyl updated July 22, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Full AP Everfrost Tahm Kench

Guide by BronzeTheoryCrafter updated September 22, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench eat so many drugs (attack speed x3)

Guide by Sabaris48 updated May 31, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tank Kench - The Mighty Frog

Guide by Buszman updated May 16, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

SEASON 11 KIDNAP KING KENCH

Guide by RetardedGuy updated July 23, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench destroys ANYTHANG in his path ~ Top Guide ~

Guide by Crazyfails updated May 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Un caballero sin capa estará siempre a medio vestir

Guide by Tsundere Tahm updated May 4, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

The Ultimate Tahm Kench Jungle Guide

Guide by mrpickleshirt updated November 23, 2020
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.6] Tahm Kench Top Lane - Tank (Low ELO)

Guide by ToinoEscaca updated March 22, 2021
Season 11 Builds
8.1
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench | v11.13 | TOP LANE

Build by Tohka updated July 30, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

NEW TAHM KENCH BUILD FROM TAHM KENCH MAIN

Build by i Will LiCk YoU updated June 28, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

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Tahm Kench Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Tahm Kench we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Tahm Kench, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Tahm Kench this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 13.1. However, if you are a new Tahm Kench player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Tahm Kench!

Patch 13.1: 645309 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 14559 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 3362 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 62 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 24138 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 6563 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1984 Games

Ghost Teleport

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 30285 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 2156 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 2082 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 29404 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3417 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 3277 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Patch 13.1: 645311 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 1702 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 1074 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 381 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 6521 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 1908 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 91 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 7561 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 885 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 1194 Games

Health Potion Steel Shoulderguards

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 7860 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 78 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 1114 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 193 Games

  • 1
Patch 13.1: 645313 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 949 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 57 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 71 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1417 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1543 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 53 Games

Ghost Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 2436 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 58%

Win Rate 161 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 407 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 2386 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 898 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 336 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 62%

Win Rate 175 Games

  • 1
Patch 13.1: 645323 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 987 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 235 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1312 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 130 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 616 Games

Flash Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1742 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 142 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 106 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2020 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 588 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 196 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 65%

Win Rate 205 Games

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Tahm Kench Counters

Learn Tahm Kench's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Tahm Kench guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Tahm Kench Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Tahm Kench. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Tahm Kench Skins

Tahm Kench's Abilities

Tahm Kench's An Acquired Taste
An Acquired Taste Tahm Kench's Passive Tahm Kench's Passive
Self
Tahm Kench's Passive
Tahm Kench's Passive
Attacks deal 8-60 (+2.5% of his bonus health) (+2% ability power per 100 bonus health) bonus magic damage. Against champions, they add a stack of An Acquired Taste for 5 seconds, up to 3 times.

At 3 stacks, Tongue Lash and Devour become empowered against that champion.
Q
Tahm Kench's Tongue Lash
Tongue Lash Tahm Kench's Q Ability
900
50 / 46 / 42 / 38 / 34
7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 5
Deals 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to the first enemy hit and slows them by 50% for 2 seconds. On champion hit, heals Tahm for 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 plus 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7% of his missing health and applies a stack of An Acquired Taste dealing 8−60 (+2.5% of his bonus health) as extra magic damage (depending on level).

If that champion already had 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste, they will also be stunned for 1.5 seconds, consuming the stacks.

Activate Devour while your tongue is in midair to devour enemy champions who already have 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste from a distance when you hit them.
W
Tahm Kench's Abyssal Dive
Abyssal Dive Tahm Kench's W Ability
1200
60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120
21 / 20 / 19 / 18 / 17
Dive down and then re-appear at target location, dealing 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+150% of ability power) magic damage and knock up all enemies in an area for 1 second. Hitting at least one enemy champion refunds 40% of the cooldown and mana cost. Devoured allies can be taken along for the ride (but can always hop out early).
E
Tahm Kench's Thick Skin
Thick Skin Tahm Kench's E Ability
Self
0
3
Passive: 15 / 23 / 31 / 39 / 47% of damage Tahm Kench takes is stored by his Thick Skin, increased to 42 / 44 / 46 / 48 / 50% if there are at least 2 nearby enemy champions. If Kench has not taken damage within 4 seconds, Thick Skin will rapidly be consumed to heal Tahm for 45-100% of its value (depending on level).

Active: Convert all your stored Thick Skin into a shield, lasting 2.5 seconds.
R
Tahm Kench's Devour
Devour Tahm Kench's Ultimate (R) Ability
250
100
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Tahm Kench devours a champion for a few seconds. He can re-cast to spit them out.

Enemy Champions: Require 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste. Are devoured for up to 3 seconds and take 100 / 250 / 400 plus 15% (+7% per 100 ability power) of their max health as magic damage. Tahm Kench is slowed by 40% and grounded during this effect.

Ally Champions: Are devoured for up to 3 seconds and are granted 400 / 500 / 600 (+100% of ability power) shield which decays by 50 health every 0.25 seconds after Devour has ended until it's gone. Allies can also choose to exit early. Tahm Kench is grounded during this effect, but can cast Abyssal Dive and gains 40% movement speed for 3 seconds.

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